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Wallace "Wally" Hurst Brann Jr.

Wallace Hurst Brann, Jr., age 90, resident of Medford, OR and formerly of Palo Alto, CA, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2021. “Wally” was born on April 20, 1931, the son of Wallace Sr. and Tru Brann, in Independence, KS. He attended Independence High School, graduating in 1949. He went on to study printing at Independence Community College before joining the military. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954 and was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV. In 1970 he met his future wife Patricia (Tish) Hogan. The two married on December 27 in 1970 and enjoyed 50 happy years of marriage.

Wally loved his family above all and was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, and completed many cross-country car trips with his family where he passed on his love of the outdoors. He also enjoyed golf and music and would burst out in a beautiful whistle to his favorite songs. Wally worked as a printer, first as a press operator but later ran in-house corporate printing services, owned his own instant print shop, and finally worked in printing sales and customer service. In his retirement he enjoyed gardening and loved tending to his many rose bushes.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Jennifer (Eric) Crippen, and Robin (Kurt) Seyfarth; grandchildren Jeannette Kasemir, Shingo Brann, Karen and Steven Seyfarth; brothers and sisters in-law MaryJo & Jack Follett and Jean MacCurdy & Bill Hogan; seven nieces and six nephews.
Wally is preceded in death by his parents Wallace Sr. and Tru; siblings, Jean Bracewell and Connie Goodell; first wife Jeannette Brann; and his son, Scott Brann. He will be laid to rest with his family in Independence, Kansas at a later date.
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A candle was lit in memory of Wallace "Wally" Brann Jr.

Ginny and Tom Edwards Aug 22 2021 5:19 PM

When Jenn Brann became our daughter-in-law, we were lucky to get two more new relatives.: her parents, Tish and Wally. We've
enjoyed many years of friendship, from the kids' wedding announcement dinner, to gatherings at the beach house and at our homes, and
even the special occasion of Tish's and Wally's renewed wedding vows. Wally had a kind heart, big laugh, and a ready smile. He was always
interested in others and was an especially devoted husband and father—the kind of man you admire, are thankful to have known, and will
never forget. We will miss him.

Nancy and Tom Herman

Nancy & Tom Herman Aug 20 2021 5:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Wallace "Wally" Brann Jr.

Jack Bracewell Aug 16 2021 2:29 PM

So loved my Uncle Wally. He had visited my husband and I and we visited them in Palo Alto. Always a smile and fun loving. Wally you will be missed. Loves

Wes & Bonnie White Aug 15 2021 11:29 PM

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Nancy and Tom Herman Aug 13 2021 12:22 AM

I have so many great memories of visiting my Uncle Wally in Palo Alto and Medford, but will always remember his love of music. As a kid, I was so envious of his CD collection and I can't listen to LeAnn Rimes without picturing him turning around from the driver's seat on the 280 heading south to Palo Alto and hearing him firmly tell me, "voice of an angel." I will forever picture him at the helm of a BBQ, tapping his toes, and whistling away. RIP Wally.

AnneMarie Aug 12 2021 3:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Wallace "Wally" Brann Jr.

Jennifer Crippen Aug 11 2021 1:40 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Jennifer Crippen. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Wallace "Wally" Hurst Brann Jr..

Jennifer Crippen Aug 11 2021 12:39 PM